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Mock Up On Mu

Sun 25 July 2010 // 20:00

(Sun 25th / 8pm / £4/3)
(Craig Baldwin / USA / 2008 / 110 minutes)

Craig Baldwin is an American artist and film maker whose been sending heads spinning with his excellent work for many a year and we're thrilled to unveil his latest for a special one-off screening here at the Cube.

A radical hybrid of spy, sci-fi, Western, and even horror genres, Mock Up On Mu cobbles together a feature-length "collage-narrative" based on (mostly) true stories of California's post-War sub-cultures of rocket pioneers, alternative religions, and Beat lifestyles. Pulp-serial snippets, industrial-film imagery, and B- (and Z-) fiction clips are intercut with newly shot live-action material, powering a playful, allegorical trajectory through the now mythic occult matrix of Jack Parsons (Crowleyite founder of the Jet Propulsion Lab), L.Ron Hubbard (sci-fi author turned cult-leader), and Marjorie Cameron (bohemian artist and "mother of the New Age movement"). Their intertwined tales spin out into a speculative farce on the militarisation of space, and the corporate take-over of spiritual fulfilment and leisure-time.

Have a peek at the trailer at: